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  1. To succeed in HK politics, don't follow the leaders

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Hong Kong's desperate scramble for the bottom of the world leadership table has reached another nadir, as the people who lead the special administrative region appear ... government is on shaky ground, especially in Hong Kong where it faces an opposition that has won hundreds of thousands of votes. Tung and Tsang stumbled through their periods of office either ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CINEMA

    Fund fails young movie makers, says Hong Kong film community amid calls for overhaul

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to further their filmmaking careers," said Winnie Tsang Lai-fun, managing director of film company Golden Scene. "It also helps a new generation of Hong Kong films maintain their international exposure, so that the world knows what Hong Kong cinema is up to. You can't keep talking about Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or other well-established names," added Tsang, also a member ...

  3. June 4 play reveals role played by Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... centring on sensitive political issues was a tough business in Hong Kong because it was difficult to rent the more affordable performance venues run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department ... Cheung Man-kwong and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming play themselves in the drama Beliefs Soar, which includes a storyline about the Hong Kong-based operation that helped dissidents flee overseas via Hong ...

  4. Dismissal of political opposition doesn't look like government 'for the people'

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... holds such views is disturbing. He laments political opposition, dismissing it as a waste of energy and focusing on issues of 'mere passing significance'. Most Hong Kong people would ... Things do not augur well for Hong Kong's future if the mindset of Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, a member of the new Executive Council, is anything to go by ('Put the people ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Blow to community born of dirty politics In less than a month, the post of development secretary has entangled two of its occupants in legal trouble. And thanks to the perverse nature of our political scene, our community has been the worse for it. Our media has not found truth, only dirt, and the lesser candidate looks set to stay in this key policy post. ...

  6. Politics for laughs

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and social scene. In her debut talk show Lost and Found, Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan reviewed what she called an 'era of wrong timing' for Hong Kong since former British prime ... 'he'd reply: 'I don't know. One heart, one vision, for Hong Kong!'' Leung was accused of distancing himself during a Legislative Council probe into alleged conflict ...

  7. Village representative stands up for women's rights in rural politics

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... and talk with the elderly. 'This is part of a project co-organised with Hong Kong Children and Youth Services in Tsuen Wan,' Wong said. While she may have won applause from both inside ... Tanna Chong New Territories villages may be still male-dominated, but women are slowly breaking into rural politics and changing traditional thinking about gender. Of the 1,753 candidates ...

  8. Doping scandal rocks Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong swimming was left reeling by its first doping scandal yesterday after it was revealed that a member of the East Asian Games squad had tested positive for steroids. Promising junior Johnny Lau Chun-leung (pictured) has been handed a two-year ban after a hearing by the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association (HKASA), ruling him out of next month's ...

  9. TV chef is cooking some political advice

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A celebrity chef is adding some spice to a Hong Kong political party. Martin Yan Man-tat, host of the hit cooking show Yan Can Cook, has been appointed as an adviser to the New ... and a Hong Kong success story.' Ip, a former Secretary for Security, did not elaborate on what other qualities and expert advice the mainland-born, San Francisco-based chef would bring ...

  10. If Hong Kong could elect a president, who would you nominate?

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... School If Hong Kong could elect a president, I would pick former Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai. She is well known in Hong Kong and has a lot of experience in the political scene. I believe ... Although he lost, he gained valuable experience. Hong Kong needs a considerate, eloquent leader like Leong. Jennifer Chan Quian-ying, 15, Marymount Secondary School I would pick Civic Party leader ...




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